SPO stoned to death at Billawar, one arrested

Vishal Sharma

In a horrifying incident a Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir police was brutally stoned to death by two youths last night at Phinter Chowk Billawar, under the jurisdiction of Police Station Billawar.
According to the reports the SPO identified as Himmat Kumar was posted at TCP Phinter Chowk where he was trapped and murdered by two youths by using blunt objects and stones over some old enmity. Though, one of the youth was today arrested by the police during manhunt while the second accused was still at large till the last reports came in.
Reports said that the SPO was attacked by the two youths with stone and blunt objects when he was performing his routine duty at TCP Phinter Chowk last night. A senior police officer told that two youths over some old rivalry reached the Phinter Chowk at night and
over powered the SPO. Later one of them attacked him with stones and other blunt objects available there till he died.
After committing the crime both the accused managed to flee by leaving SPO in the pool of blood. Police after getting information rushed to spot and shifted the SPO to nearby government hospital where he was declared as brought dead by the doctors.
In this connection a case was registered by police at police station Billawar under FIR number 101 under section 302/34 IPC and inquest proceedings were also initiated along with the manhunt to nab the absconding youth.

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